The Beggar King (The Hangman’s Daughter, #3)

4/5 stars

The Beggar King (The Hangman’s Daughter, #3) by Oliver Pötzsch

Honestly, if it were not for the weird translation, this book would be a five-star review. It’s the same complaint I’ve had for the previous two stories. I seriously think the German guy who wrote these would flip if he knew. I wonder if he does? Makes me wish I spoke German….

Anyway, I really want this review to be about the story, not the translation. Luckily for me the story in The Beggar King was fun enough I *almost* didn’t even notice the awkward phrasing.

This time around the tables are turned, and our favorite midieval executioner finds himself on the receiving end of the unjust–and very, very painful–17th century legal system. Luckily for him, his daughter Magdalena and her man Simon are working to clear him and save him from the torture chamber. Of course, it’s never quite that simple, and once again we are led on an adventure where the good guys keep nearly getting killed and the bad guys can never quite close the deal on their evil plan. It’s gruesome fun!

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